To obtain a challenging employment position that allows me to utilize my skills, education, and professional work experience to assist in advancing a City government that offers a stable employment opportunity. Able to multitask and apply initiative, creativity and resourcefulness. Demonstrated ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, set daily priorities, and effectively represent employer in a wide variety of settings and scenarios. Ability to gather factual information while conducting research. Able to respond tactfully, discretely, and diplomatically to constituent questions and complaints. Ability to exercise considerable judgment while analyzing policy issues, and coordinating responses to constituents. Ability to effectively network and establish relationships with elected officials, governmental agencies, community stakeholders, and the general public.
Public policy background
Grant writing expertise
Data collection and analysis
Inter-governmental and legislative relations
Exceptional organizational skills
Creative problem solver
Local government background
Kern County Mental Health － Bakersfield, CA
Grant Writing Assistant 07/09/12 08/24/12 Contributed to the success of the Kern County Mental Health being awarded a $1.4 million grant from the State of California.
Solicited and obtained support letters from elected officials and community leaders to demonstrate community support of the requested grant.
Researched a variety of data, procedures, and department policies in order to effective communicate the organizations strengths and ability to successfully execute the proposed grant program.
Thoroughly proofread the grant document and made recommendations as appropriate.
Conferenced with the grant writing staff, and conducted brainstorming sessions for grant writing ideas and potential funding opportunities.
Substitute School Teacher March 2011 to CurrentKern High School District － Bakersfield, CA
Implemented the daily lesson plan in hopes of fostering academic success and classroom learning.
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills as they relate to interaction with students, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel.
Enforced regulations concerning student conduct and discipline to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment.
Assumed responsibility for supervising students in and out of the classroom in accordance to campus and district wide policies.
Field Representative January 2007 to November 2008Office of California State Assemblyman Bill Maze － Visalia, CA
Acted as a key spokesperson at community events, organizational committee meetings, and public forums.
Composed correspondence dealing with issues and subject matter in ways that sometimes requires considerable sensitivity, discretion, and good judgment while responding to the Assemblyman's constituents.
Established and maintained relationships with community leaders, key stakeholders and district service organizations in hopes of establishing new relationships, supporters, and allies for the Assemblyman's legislative agenda.
Coordinated and implemented workshops, community roundtables, public awareness and community benefit events throughout the district in order to connect with and better serve the needs and wishes of the people.
Advocated on behalf of the Assemblyman's constituents while communicating with State agencies during complicated casework assignments and issues pertaining to the State of California.
Field Representative January 2006 to January 2007Office of United States Congressman Richard W. Pombo － San Ramon, CA
Acted as the liaison between the United States Department of Defense, the United States Department of Veteran Affairs, and the Congressman's constituency.
Developed and maintained relationships with regional outlets that can lead to reliable positive exposure in order for the Congressman to promote his message and legislative priorities.
Provided a visible link between the Congressman and the general public during outreach events in assigned communities and cities throughout the district.
Prepared field reports pertaining to activities in the district so that the Congressman would have a full understanding of what is occurring with his constituency.
Attended district wide meetings with elected officials, community stakeholders, and businesspersons and presented the Congressman's legislative position and agenda.
Conducted research and special projects, and assured implementation of special projects and programs developed and initiated by the Congressman.
Communicated with district constituents, senior staff, other elected officials, and appropriate federal agencies in order to resolve complaints and inquiries.
Acted as a buffer between the Congressman and his constituency while screening complaints, phone calls, paper mail and electronic correspondence, and office visitors.
Master of Public Administration : 06/13California State University － Bakersfield, CAGPA: GPA: 3.92GPA: 3.92
Bachelor of Science : Business Administration, 06/09California State University － Bakersfield, CABusiness Administration
academic, interpersonal skills, grant writing, Grant Writing, letters, meetings, Mental Health, mail, office, organizational, personnel, policies, research, supervising, phone, workshops